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Nomadic Tenses

Nomadic Tenses

Roland Barthes (French dude, big into literature and philosophy) describes cameras as ‘clocks for seeing’. I’ve got a lot of photographs and videos from Mongolia that really fail to capture its essence. I’ve briefly touched on it before but I thought I may expand a little today.

Photographs have a strange past, present, and future tense that create an odd relationship. They accentuate that we are all living our lives in relation to time. Weird, strange and fascinating huh.

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Beyond Reality

Beyond Reality

Art is made in order to express something that goes beyond reality.

I’m finding it super difficult to write down how I feel about Mongolia. It is one of the most beautifully emotional places I have ever visited. There’s only really one built up area in the country, and that is Ulaanbaatar, its capital city

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5, 6, 7, 8

5, 6, 7, 8

Rompin', stompin', pumpin', jumpin', slidin', glidin', Here we go. I’M SO SORRY. It just had to be done. There were so many STEPS. So, you’ll soon learn (if you haven’t already) that almost every mountain in China is holy in some way or another. I think mountains in general have that ethereal thing going on. The UK doesn’t seem to get it. Probably ‘cause they’re always more on the hill side than the never-ending sweat and tears side of the spectrum.

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Up High With the Monks

Up High With the Monks

3100m high to be exact. Xiahe was the one. I remember getting seriously emotional as we drove our bulky ass truck up the winding paths to the Buddhist town. I had recently uploaded my latest Spotify (which is banned in China, fyi) playlists armed with a VPN and some sweet wifi that had miraculously passed our way. 

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Shoots, Sleeps and Leaves

Shoots, Sleeps and Leaves

On our way to camping on the oh-so-anticipated Great Wall of China, I Fought the Law by Olivia Locher comes to mind. Locher’s decision not to tell us which are law and which are legend makes even more obvious the stubborn irrationality of each. It’s an irrationality that can similarly be observed in China.

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Do The Panic

Do The Panic

This space here is where I’ll be shedding some arty-light on everyday life and hopefully encouraging people to look at things with a keener and more enthusiastic eye. I want artistic thought to seem accessible, and this string of writing will hopefully be entertaining & maybe a little strange, and not make you want to uh sigh at yet another bloody travel blog.

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